Student Road map to June 22

Course work Guidance

There is no longer a coursework element to GCSE Geography.

Paper 1: Living with the Physical Environment – 1hr 30 mins – 88 marks – 35% of total GCSE.

Paper 2: Challenges in the Human Environment – 1hr 30 mins – 88 marks – 35% of total GCSE.

Paper 3: Geographical Applications – 1hr 15 mins – 76 marks – 30% of total GCSE.

Pre-Release booklet made available 12 weeks before Paper 3 exam.


Unit 1 The Hospitality and Catering Industry

The external assessment is available in June each year. Details of the external assessment are as follows: Duration: 90 minutes Number of marks: 90

  • LO1 Understand the environment in which hospitality and catering providers operate (15– 29 marks) (17% – 32%)
  • LO2 Understand how hospitality and catering provisions operate (15-28 marks) (17%-31%)
  • LO3 Understand how hospitality and catering provision meets health and safety requirements (10 – 26 marks) (11% – 29%)
  • LO4 Know how food can cause ill health (10 – 27 marks (11% – 30%)
  • LO5 Be able to propose a hospitality and catering provision to meet specific requirements (10 – 25 marks) (11% – 28%)

Past Papers

Student Voice

“I love learning about the world and how things connect together.”


You said that you would like revision improving so as a result you will be given;

  • Revision lists of what to revise
  • Revision cards to help test your knowledge
  • Specific revision activities in lessons to help you be as prepared as possible

Apprenticeships Related to this GCSE/BTEC

  • Geography has a broad skill set and matches well to occupations in business, marketing, transport and logistics and environmental management to name a few.

    You could pursue an apprenticeship in communications, marketing, business, or data analysis.

    Some examples include Jacobs, Aradis, Arup, ERM and WSP – look them up to find out more!

    Also, there are various jobs available in public sector departments including Defra, Transport, Ordnance Survey who all value human and physical geography qualifications.

    Other job roles which value Geography include; air traffic controller, archaeological specialist, aviation ground specialist, town planner, countryside worker, crop technician and environmental health practitioner

A-Levels/Higher Qualifications you can study after this GCSE/BTEC

Both Newcastle-Under-Lyme College (NUL) and Stoke 6th Form College offer a range of A-Level courses including; A-Level Geography, A-Level Environmental Science, A-Level Geology

Useful Information


Surveying is a job which involves a range of ‘geographical’ skills and the use of modern mapping techniques and data gathering


National Parks
Including ranger, planner, archaeologist, education team, sustainable development advisor and GIS officer.

The Built Environment
Careers in the built environment include architecture, engineering, horticulture, landscape, planning, surveying and urban design.



Revision Material


Shmoop is a fantastic resource that allows students to recap key areas of the texts that are studied in English Literature. Each online revision guide explores context, character and plot development and key themes that appear within each text. This resource allows students to add to their own personal notes and develop their understanding of the texts studied.

YouTube Mr Bruff

Mr Bruff is an experienced English teacher who has created a large number of videos to support students with their revision. His videos take students through each of the English Language exam papers by exploring strategies to approach the questions, looking at model examples and recapping key techniques to look out for when reading both fiction and non-fiction.


Seneca is a fantastic interactive resource that supports with English Literature revision. This resource will help students recap the context, plot, characters and themes of each text, address misconceptions and revisit key quotations.

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